How often do you think about death?

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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 11:00 am
Title, but state your age as well.
 
platorepublic
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 11:11 am
@BennySquire,
Not a lot. Actually not at all, until now, but only for a few... oh I am 20.
 
Citia
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 04:48 pm
@BennySquire,
I do think about it a lot but I realise that the concept of death depresses me so I stop thinking about it and I try to focus my mind on the present. But It's very interesting to come up with theories as to what happens when we die
 
Leviathen249
 
Reply Mon 17 May, 2010 08:06 pm
@Citia,
Almost every day. The idea that your conscience ceases to exist fascinates me to the point of insanity. I mean think about it... not that any of us can. Razz
Oh, I'm 17.
 
BennySquire
 
Reply Tue 18 May, 2010 09:29 am
@Leviathen249,
Leviathen249;165527 wrote:
Almost every day. The idea that your conscience ceases to exist fascinates me to the point of insanity. I mean think about it... not that any of us can. Razz
Oh, I'm 17.


For what period of time, Leviathen? And you're right, I think because we exist, we cannot imagine non-existence - because the mind works by comparison and non-existence cannot be compared! Even 'darkness' or 'blackness' cannot be correct. Therefore there is no point in thinking about it, surely?
 
Ergo phil
 
Reply Tue 18 May, 2010 09:49 am
@BennySquire,
When loved ones die.

I am as old as the number of those I love. I am ageless.
 
BennySquire
 
Reply Tue 18 May, 2010 09:53 am
@Ergo phil,
Ergo;165762 wrote:
When loved ones die.

I am as old as the number of those I love. I am ageless.


This just made me think of something which I had thought about before - we measure our age by a number - but early man would not have been able to do this. Therefore he would not know exactly how old he was, unless he paid special attention to it.
 
Leviathen249
 
Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 07:59 pm
@BennySquire,
BennySquire;165756 wrote:
For what period of time, Leviathen? And you're right, I think because we exist, we cannot imagine non-existence - because the mind works by comparison and non-existence cannot be compared! Even 'darkness' or 'blackness' cannot be correct. Therefore there is no point in thinking about it, surely?


I don't understand what you mean by ''For what period of time." If you are asking how long I think about it, then i would say for about 5-10 min. Then I remember that there is no point because I will never understand. But never understanding amazes me also. So I try to understand why I can't understand. Like a dog chasing his tail, what a sad realization. Razz haha
 
BennySquire
 
Reply Thu 20 May, 2010 09:50 am
@BennySquire,
Yeah I meant for how long Smile And I wouldn't worry about it if I were you, as I said and you agree there's no point in it. Smile
 
Abeydube
 
Reply Thu 20 May, 2010 10:13 am
@BennySquire,
I Think about death quiet often simply as i have a very inquisitive mind. The thing that interests me most is not the paradoxical nature of death but simply how profound it is in general

Also im 17 as well
 
BennySquire
 
Reply Thu 20 May, 2010 10:15 am
@Abeydube,
Abeydube;166506 wrote:
I Think about death quiet often simply as i have a very inquisitive mind. The thing that interests me most is not the paradoxical nature of death but simply how profound it is in general

Also im 17 as well


What do you mean by "how profound it is in general"?
 
Abeydube
 
Reply Thu 20 May, 2010 10:28 am
@BennySquire,
Well simply the idea that there can be a time in which we do not exist or rather cannot exist...I also think about it psychologically and wonder what does a dying person feel and how does a dying person think...what are there last thoughts leaving this earth..but ill never know the answers because no one has ever lived to tell the tale of death
 
Purplesawdust
 
Reply Fri 21 May, 2010 04:31 am
@BennySquire,
I am 16 and immortal.
I feel that sickness will never touch me and the death has no grasp.
I feel that the world is never-ending and that life will never be clasp.
My life has no worries and that everyone will forever be living.
My world is a small place but grand and every so scaling.
I am 16 and immortal.

I leave you with this: life will change me before it hangs me.
 
Abeydube
 
Reply Fri 21 May, 2010 07:55 am
@Purplesawdust,
Purplesawdust;166793 wrote:
I am 16 and immortal.
I feel that sickness will never touch me and the death has no grasp.
I feel that the world is never-ending and that life will never be clasp.
My life has no worries and that everyone will forever be living.
My world is a small place but grand and every so scaling.
I am 16 and immortal.

I leave you with this: life will change me before it hangs me.


Honestly thats whats to be expected of someone in our age caliber your just a normal 16 year old ..You have that invisibility that comes with youth and if you do things right it can stay with you forever..or at least as long as you live
 
BennySquire
 
Reply Fri 21 May, 2010 03:22 pm
@Abeydube,
Abeydube;166868 wrote:
Honestly thats whats to be expected of someone in our age caliber your just a normal 16 year old ..You have that invisibility that comes with youth and if you do things right it can stay with you forever..or at least as long as you live


What do you mean by "invisibility"? I'm 16 and know I'm not immortal.
 
Purplesawdust
 
Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 04:27 am
@BennySquire,
BennySquire;167038 wrote:
What do you mean by "invisibility"? I'm 16 and know I'm not immortal.


There is a difference from knowing your immortal and FEELING your immortal. It's something that i can't really explain... It just is.
 
BennySquire
 
Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 06:40 am
@Purplesawdust,
Purplesawdust;168044 wrote:
There is a difference from knowing your immortal and FEELING your immortal. It's something that i can't really explain... It just is.


So in the future I won't "feel" immortal?
 
Abeydube
 
Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 10:08 am
@BennySquire,
BennySquire;167038 wrote:
What do you mean by "invisibility"? I'm 16 and know I'm not immortal.



By invisibility i mean you have that recklessness that comes with youth. Not so much that you think your immortal but that you believe that no matter what you will make it somehow...even if you are hurt in the process
 
Lily
 
Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 07:59 am
@BennySquire,
I think about death quite often, probably once a week, but I do only really think about it, realise that I going to die a bit more seldom. Six times a year maybe.. and I'm seventeen.
 
Khethil
 
Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 08:07 am
@BennySquire,
I think about it fairly regularly when I'm in a thoughtful or considered place. I think we all should; if for no other reason than to help clarify our feelings or prepare our psyches for the eventuality. It needn't be morbid, there are many faces to this issue.
 
 

 
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